Asylum Lawyer in Miami, Florida
Every year, in the United States, thousands of people come to the U.S. y Mexico border to seek refugee. These people apply for refugee or asylum. Those who are currently based in the United States can seek asylum, and those who are currently in another country can ask for refugee protection. This can be done under the circumstances that you have suffered persecution in your home country or where your last residence was; or that you have a well-founded fear of getting persecuted in the future. However, the process to seek asylum is not easy. Those seeking asylum will have to go through complex processes that take quite some time. Depending on your situation, once you get asylum, you can even apply for permanent residence to live in the United States and can also find a way to apply for your family to live with you in the United States.
For immigrants to be granted Asylum, they must fit the definition of “refugee” based on international law. The refugees must be under the circumstances where they can’t go back to their country or can’t seek protection in their country. As mentioned above, the refugee must have a valid reason to seek asylum which includes the fear of being persecuted or the event of persecution in the past based on their religion, political opinion, race, nationality, membership in a particular social group. While applying for asylum, you must keep in mind that one of these grounds must be the central, main purpose of you being persecuted.
There are two types of ways in which a person can seek asylum. Affirmative Asylum process and Defensive Asylum process. In the Affirmative Asylum Process, the person who is currently based in the United States and is not in the process of removal can apply for asylum. The Defensive Asylum Process is for individuals who have been placed under removal by an immigration judge. If you want to seek asylum in the United States, call us at our Miami office at 786-626-9546.